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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good food

the food was really good bamboo restaurant i think...the quality of the food was awesome. the environment is relaxing and good. w e visited at about 8pm and even then, the waiter was attentive and we felt that we got the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Janeann M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

the food was really good bamboo restaurant i think...the quality of the food was awesome. the environment is relaxing and good. w e visited at about 8pm and even then, the waiter was attentive and we felt that we got the best.

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Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing Thai food for Nairobi, perfect location to kick back for the day and enjoy some sunshine, and also a great place to work as the internet is perfect. My go-to in Nairobi when I need a recharge and some excellent green papaya salad.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good food, great ambience, lovely gardens. Service was prompt though when it got close to closing time at night there were signs of impatience from waiter.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We sat outdoors, the waiter was friendly, the ambiance was great though a bit chilly. The waiter's recommendation hit the spot...had the Green Thai Chicken. Definitely gong back there this year.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It all started with the booking and I had a feeling this would turn out well. The Zen team did not disappoint my valentines dinner. The parking was ample (considering it was valentines day), and reception by Florence and team, excellent. including our request to change sitting location upon arrival handled exceptionally. Jack our waiter did all it took to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I eaten, bamboo with chicken, it was delicious. This was my second time in this restaurant and that twice was a very good experience. One of the better restaurant in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Zen Garden’s setting is gorgeous and peaceful- once you are in you immediately forget that the restaurant is on a major road. With two restaurants- one continental and one oriental- there is food for every taste, and they allow guest to order from both restaurants at the same table. The food is good but expensive, some dishes being better than... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Zen Garden is set in a secluded part of town and as a result is very green and quiet. The decor and general quality of the restaurant is great - very chic, modern and high standard. Unfortunately, given the size of the gardens, the restaurant had very few outdoor tables, and all under canopies so it was impossible to sit... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice food, good service and beautiful Abiance. Good for a romantic dinner and if you love shushi. I would highly recommend this place

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very nice peanut sauce for your skewered chicken followed by a delicious green curry. Don't come here if you're on a budget though...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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